Conferences

The Pension Research Council sponsors research conferences on topics of timely interest to members. Topics span the range of private and public retirement programs around the world. Themes are suggested by the Advisory Board, and members have the opportunity to explore the social, economic, legal, actuarial, and financial implications of research developments for retirement security.

Growing awareness of real-world shocks including market downturns, health surprises, and labor market readjustments is calling into question the ability of global retirement systems to remain healthy and sustain future retirees. The 2022 PRC Symposium on Real-World Shocks and Retirement System Resiliency will explore how the changing financial and labor markets, and social as well as private insurance programs, will drive the need for new policy to meet these challenges. The event will be of interest to asset managers, researchers, management/advisory firms, financial advisors, and policymakers. Keynoters will include a discussion of how economic and financial phenomena are changing saving, investments, wealth, and inequality, as well as pension resiliency around the world. Our April 28-29, 2022 Wharton conference is by invitation only.

The 2021 Pension Research Council Symposium on Sustainable Investment in Retirement Plans: Challenges and Opportunities responded to rising global interest in environmental, social, governance (ESG), and impact investing to generate positive impact while generating financial return. Speakers explored the pros and cons of pension ESG investments; findings will interest researchers, management/advisory firms, financial advisors, asset owners, and policymakers. Plan sponsors and analysts also discussed case studies from the US and around the world. Our April 29-30, 2021 Wharton online conference was by invitation only.

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